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Mugisha in Italy for World Champs 2020

RWANDA’s elite rider Samuel Mugisha has arrived in Italy where he is representing the country at the 2020 Road World Championships, which gets underway Thursday, September 24. Mugisha, 22, flew to Italy on Wednesday from France where he has been based since last month when he joined his...

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9:35am

Dates for Tour du Rwanda 2021 confirmed

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has approved the proposed dates – by Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) – for the 13th Tour du Rwanda. The 2021 edition for the annual race is scheduled for February 21-28. Next year will mark Tour du Rwanda’s third edition as a...

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 12:06am

Ferwacy confirm tentative dates for Tour du Rwanda

Preparations for the 13th Tour du Rwanda have started and tentative dates for the race have been set, the Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) has announced. While the decision is pending approval from the world cycling governing body (UCI), the 2021 edition of the annual Tour du Rwanda is...

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:04am

Ferwacy names Team Rwanda roster for World Champs

Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) has announced Team Rwanda’s tentative roster that will represent the country at the forthcoming UCI Road World Championships. The 2020 edition of the annual event is scheduled for September 20-27 in Aigle-Martigny, Switzerland. It will be the 93rd UCI...

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 10:16am

Cycling tourism launched in Rwanda

Local and foreign tourists can now easily wind down by enjoying a ride around the country’s hills thanks to cycling tourism scheme launched by Rwanda Cycling Federation (Ferwacy) over the weekend. The federation unveiled the cycling tourism on Saturday at the Africa Rising Cycling Centre,...

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:07pm

Covid-19: Sempoma worried over riders' fitness

Félix Sempoma, the head coach of Ignite Benediction Club and assistant coach of the national cycling team, has said that it will require ‘time and hard work’ for riders to get back to competitive form after months of lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. Cycling is one of the non-...

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:36pm

Team Rwanda's original five: Where are the pioneers now?

For nearly a decade now, Rwanda has been a constant feature in top five of the cycling nations on the continent, and the sport is widely regarded as the most performing sport in Rwanda. But, before the revival of the national team under the ‘Team Rwanda’ brand in 2007, cycling was...

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 1:20am

Rider Nsengimana set to join SACA Team

The 2015 Tour du Rwanda champion Jean Bosco Nsengimana is set to join Skol Adrien Cycling Academy (SACA Team) on a two year-deal. According to SACA Team’s coach Adrien Niyonshuti, only coronavirus is stopping Nsengimana from penning the contract. “We have agreed to everything and...

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:22am

Abdallah Murenzi on Tour du Rwanda 2020 impact, bid for World Champs 2025

The Tour du Rwanda 2020 was Abdallah Murenzi’s first edition as president of the local cycling governing body (Ferwacy) since his election last December.  First organised in 1988 as an amateur race, it was not until 2009 that Tour du Rwanda became international, hence its inception to...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:30am

UCI Director-General impressed with Tour du Rwanda

The Director-General of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Amina Lanaya says she was impressed by the organisation of Tour du Rwanda and commended it as a benchmark in the development of cycling. The official said this during her visit to the country recently where she had come to watch...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:41am

Mugisha eyes 'stronger showing' at 2021 Tour du Rwanda edition

MOISE Mugisha has said that he will be looking to do better at the 2021 Tour du Rwanda following his stellar performance in the just concluded 2020 edition where he finished as the runner-up. The 22-year-old confesses that winning the race would be a ‘dream come true’ as he takes aim...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:27pm

Tesfazion crowned Tour du Rwanda 2020 champion

General classification (Top 3) 1. Natnael Tesfazion – 23:12:01 2. Moise Mugisha – 23:13:06 3. Patrick Schelling – 23:13:45 NATNAEL Tesfazion has become the third Eritrean and second in a row to win Tour du Rwanda after being crowned as this year’s champion on...

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:05pm

Tour du Rwanda: Restrepo claims fourth win, Tesfazion retains Yellow

Saturday Individual Time Trial (4.5km) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo – 06'32''38 2. Hailu Biniam – 06'34''56 3. Patrick Schelling – 06'38''07 11. Joseph Areruya – 06'55''13 21. Natnael Tesfazion...

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 7:42pm

Mugisha insists ‘battle for Yellow’ still on despite 68-second deficit

Saturday Stage 7 – Prologue (4.5km) Friday (Stage 6) Select results 1. Valencia Restrepo (Androni) – 3:09:32 2. Patrick Schelling (Israel) – 3:09:32 3. Carlos Quintero (Terengganu) – 3:09:32 8. Moise Mugisha (SACA) – 3:11:15 11. Eric Manizabayo...

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:07am

Tour du Rwanda: Rampant Restrepo wins Stage 6, Mugisha cuts gap at top

Following a humble start to the Tour du Rwanda 2020, Colombian Valencia Jhonatan Restrepo has boosted his podium credentials after another stunning performance in Friday’s Stage 6 win. The 127.3km ride set off from Musanze, Northern Province, and concluded in Muhanga, Southern...

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:35pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Restrepo wins Stage 5, Tesfazion stays in Yellow

Colombian Valencia Jhonatan Restrepo has claimed his second victory at the ongoing Tour du Rwanda 2020 after outclassing a host of rivals in a sprint photo finish of the fifth stage on Thursday. Restrepo, also winner of the third stage, beat to the line Frenchman Romain Cardis and Eritrean...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:25pm

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Mugisha eyes Tesfazion’s Yellow Jersey

Thursday Stage 5: Rubavu – Musanze (84.7km) Wednesday (Stage 4) Select results 1. Natnael Tesfazion (Eritrea) – 5:34:46 2. Kent Main (ProTouch) – 5:34:47 3. Moise Mugisha (SACA) – 5:34:54 4. Kruger Hendrik (ProTouch) – 5:37:10 5. Shtein Grigoriy (...

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:04am

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Mugisha moves into second behind Eritrean Tesfazion

RWANDA’s Moise Mugisha has moved into second place in the general classification of the 2020 Tour du Rwanda after finishing third in Stage 4, only behind winner – and now race leader – Eritrean Natnael Tesfazion, and Kent Main. Mugisha, 22, covered the 206.3km stage 4 distance...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:42pm

Eritrean leads after stage 3 as Rwandans struggle

Eritrea’s Biniam Girmay Hailu is favourite to win this year’s race after he took the yellow jersey during Tuesday’s stage 3 race from Huye to Rusizi. After three stages, Biniam has clocked 9 hours, 36 minutes and 28 seconds in the General Classification and is five seconds...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:21am

Tour du Rwanda 2020: Tough day for Rwandans as Valencia wins Stage 3

Stage three of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda race proved to be a tough day for home riders as Colombia's Jhonathan Restrepo Valencia who rides for Androni Giocattoli cycling club claimed the 142km race from Huye to Rusizi district.  It was a tough day for Team Rwanda with the best Rwandan...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 4:57pm

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